MEK Iran: Good Riddance to Qassem Soleimani, Iranian Regime’s Terrorist Chieftain
The Iranian regime’s top terrorist chieftain, Qassem Soleimani, was killed in the early hours of Friday, January 3, 2019, in a preemptive US strike to terminate plots against the U.S. forces in Iraq, says a press release from the Pentagon.
The world is definitely safer now with the brutal terrorist kingpin dead. He was responsible for the death of thousands of Iranians, fellow Middle Easterners, and US and Western citizens, who can now feel some comfort in Soleimani’s elimination from the mayhem that he has caused in the region. The termination of Soleimani cannot be overstated as he was a critical linchpin in the Iranian regime’s export of terrorism, a major pillar in maintaining the regime’s rule, and is a major strategic blow to the regime.
The people of Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon rejoiced to celebrate the death of one of the most brutal, and inhumane terrorist overlords. He was notorious for his role in the Syrian genocide, as a “child Killer”. The fact that regime loyalists in Iran, and its proxies in the region, are holding weeping ceremonies, is primarily proof of the severity and significance of the blow to the regime’s dream of a terrorist, sectarian-based caliphate in the region that serves as one of the two pillars of its survival strategy.
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) January 3, 2020
Qassem Soleimani was assigned as the chief of the regime’s terrorist Quds force, the exterior branch of the IRGC, tasked to carry out regime’s terrorist activities outside its borders and particularly in Iraq, since 1997. Ali Khamenei, the Iranian regime’s supreme leader, has on numerous occasions emphasized that Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon are considered the regime’s strategic depth. Khamenei has said that if we do not fight in those countries we will have to fight in Iran’s cities. This has been the policy and the doctrine of the extremist regime since its outset in the early 1980s that resulted in the war with Iraq.
Qassem Soleimani was the guardian and overlord of this strategic depth, an irreplaceable hatchet man that no longer lives, and hence a very heavy blow to the regime’s expansionism. He was the most hated among the people of the region for his deeds particularly during the last decade and thus their rejoicing for his being dispatched by the military strike on Friday.
In Iraq, he dictated policy to the government, and for instance, when Iraqi protesters took to the streets of different cities to demand the overthrow of the corrupt proxy regime, he took over the Iraqi National Security Session to give suppressive instructions, and later refused to agree to the Prime Minister’s resignation, as it was not to Iran’s benefit.
It was Qassem Soleimani who during 2005 and 2006 led a sectarian cleansing operation in Iraq, displacing many Sunnis in various regions by Shiite militias or affiliates of the regime. In those years, not a single day went by without the brutal and heinous killing of dozens of Iraqi activists, politicians, scientists, pilots, etc., by the same criminals that now form the Iraqi PMU and are the Iranian regime’s mercenaries (the equivalent of the Iranian regime’s paramilitary Bassij). The killings were carried out at the orders of Soleimani. He was Khamenei’s right hand in Iraq.
When the Syrian revolution peaked in mid-2015 and the end of the dictator Bashar al-Assad was in sight, it was Qassem Soleimani who interfered and prevented his collapse. He brokered a deal with the Russians on Khamenei’s order, and the genocide in Syria followed, particularly in Aleppo and in Deraa. His scorched earth strategy included the use of tens of thousands of barrel bombs that were dropped to kill anyone in areas that had stood up to Assad’s dictatorship, resulting in hundreds of thousands of civilian lives (a large majority of which were children, women, and elderly people). Nearly half of the Syrian population were forced to flee. Soleimani is infamous as the “child Killer” for that saga. Add to that the use of chemical weapons in Syria and the use of foreign mercenaries from Afghanistan (Fatemiyoun Brigade) and Pakistan (Zeynabiyoun Brigade) and IRGC brigades who were all under the command and watch of Soleimani.
Afghan parliamentarian Belqis Roshan:#QassimSuleimani committed the largest crime in Afghanistan.
More than 5,000 young Afghans were killed in Syria under the name of Fatimon.#IRGCTerrorists pic.twitter.com/TbDvziGRLj
— IranGathering (@IranGathering) January 5, 2020
Khamenei admired Soleimani for his role in “conquering Syria” and rewarded him with the regime’s highest military medal, the “order of Zolfigar”.
Qassem Soleimani also prevented a political solution in Yemen, which resulted in the continuation of a senseless war that has brought much human misery and destruction to an already poor country.
Therefore while there is a lot to say about his crimes at home, including killing the MEK Iran members in Iraq, Soleimani, with his record in the regime’s foreign terrorist interventions and his notoriety that he built with blood and torture, cannot be replaced by just any other henchman in the regime.
Despite skewed news portrayals that the censored Iranian state media and some mainstream media in the West with domestic political agendas are trying to portray, Soleimani’s death was widely welcomed particularly in Iran, Iraq, Syria and also among the Iranian diaspora in various countries, that only confirms the hatred he racked up during his reign of terror. Certainly, the world is a better place without him.